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Chehalem Riesling Willamette Valley Dry Riesling Reserve 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

"Stereotypical Chehalem Riesling as blendedfrom the three vineyards, with effusive white blossoms of orange,apple, jasmine, and gardenia, centered by a fleshy mouthful oftangerine, lime, and apricot flavors, and structured with firm, brightacid. Will age well, despite the richness and early approachability.Balance was nailed!" Winemaker's Comments "A dry style, reminiscent of Alsace, offering vivid green apple, limeand mayflower aromas and flavors on a lean, lithe frame, balanced withrefreshing acidity."90 pointsWine Spectator, December 15, 2007, Harvey Steiman "It shows off aromas ofminerals, baked pears and cloves, followed by flavors of limes, applesand tropical fruits. The bright acidity shines from first sip throughthe ample finish, making us think about Asian or Tex-Mex dishes to pairwith it."RecommendedWine Press Northwest, Winter 2007/2008 "Bright yellow. Spicy pear and yellow plum aromas offer good depth andmusky character. Fleshy and smooth, with palate-staining pit fruit andmelon flavors braced by juicy acidity. A deep, round style that wouldwork well with spicy or rich foods."Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2008 "Made inan Alsatian style, this wine has it all: apples, spice, aromas of whiteflowers, and a blast of minerality and acidity on the finish. Theacidity makes it stand up well to the vinaigrette and the bitterness ofthe chicory while the spice complements the strong flavors of thehazelnuts and the blue cheese."Oregonian, October 16, 2007

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Chehalem:
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions o... Read more
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions of Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc— everything grown sustainably on our three estate vineyards: Ridgecrest, Stoller and Corral Creek.  The climate and our winemaking style reveal wines that emphasize balance, elegance and texture rather than power and size. This openness allows the vintage and three terroirs on which we sustainably farm in the Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and Chehalem Mountains to express themselves, not with words but with wines of startling distinction. Mature vineyards, mature winemaking, consistently great wines. Read less

"Stereotypical Chehalem Riesling as blendedfrom the three vineyards, with effusive white blossoms of orange,apple, jasmine, and gardenia, centered by a fleshy mouthful oftangerine, lime, and apricot flavors, and structured with firm, brightacid. Will age well, despite the richness and early approachability.Balance was nailed!" Winemaker's Comments "A dry style, reminiscent of Alsace, offering vivid green apple, limeand mayflower aromas and flavors on a lean, lithe frame, balanced withrefreshing acidity."90 pointsWine Spectator, December 15, 2007, Harvey Steiman "It shows off aromas ofminerals, baked pears and cloves, followed by flavors of limes, applesand tropical fruits. The bright acidity shines from first sip throughthe ample finish, making us think about Asian or Tex-Mex dishes to pairwith it."RecommendedWine Press Northwest, Winter 2007/2008 "Bright yellow. Spicy pear and yellow plum aromas offer good depth andmusky character. Fleshy and smooth, with palate-staining pit fruit andmelon flavors braced by juicy acidity. A deep, round style that wouldwork well with spicy or rich foods."Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2008 "Made inan Alsatian style, this wine has it all: apples, spice, aromas of whiteflowers, and a blast of minerality and acidity on the finish. Theacidity makes it stand up well to the vinaigrette and the bitterness ofthe chicory while the spice complements the strong flavors of thehazelnuts and the blue cheese."Oregonian, October 16, 2007

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